Professor Paulo Monteiro and five of our CEE Academy of Distinguished Alumni have been elected as some of the 87 new members in this year's National Academy of Engineering (NAE) class.
The academy looks across all engineering disciplines and offers membership to those who have made outstanding contributions to the field. Members of the NAE are given the opportunity to serve the nation through participation in workshops and reports to create even greater impacts on important engineering issues.
We congratulate and give our best wishes to this year's inductees on this wonderful milestone:
- Paulo Monteiro, Roy W. Carlson Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to the science and nanotechnology of concrete for sustainable construction and durable structures.
- Eleanor Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Water for People, Englewood, CO. For leadership and advocacy in making clean water and sanitation systems accessible to people around the world.
- Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX. For research and design of resilient infrastructure systems to mitigate damage from natural disasters and other extreme conditions.
- Susan S. Hubbard, associate laboratory director and senior scientist, earth and environmental sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif. For contributions to hydrogeophysics and biogeophysics and the geophysics of permafrost.
- Ronald Klemencic, chairman and chief executive officer, Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA), Seattle. For innovation in the design of high-rise buildings worldwide, and for research and design guidelines to advance structural engineering practices.
- Lelio H. Mejia, senior principal engineer, Geosyntec Consultants, Oakland, Calif. For the evaluation, design, and construction of embankment dams and foundation systems and contributions to geotechnical earthquake engineering.